Yaaaar there be goodness in ye cup!

So I grabbed this tea last night when I went into DT to get a selection of Green tea’s for my grandparents, unfortunately they did not have the Green Collection packages in stock so I just had to select a few from the wall. Then I realized with my left over change I had enough to grab 50 grams of Buttered Rum, so I did! I have tried a lot of the whisky themed tea’s and they all left me desiring something, not so much the case with buttered rum.

Dry it has a pungent and slightly overpowering alcoholic smell to it, this hits you in the face immediately but is followed by a buttery slightly sweet smell that may catch you off guard. I purchased this tea solely on the name and what I read here on Steepster. I didn’t even smell it till I got home, and when I did I was concerned I wouldn’t like it…WRONG!

The final brew is dark and has an awesome aroma that will remind you of days gone by that you enjoyed drinking hot toddy’s or hot ciders; however one sip and you will realize this tea isn’t as innocent as the others, it will certainly unleash your inner pirate. I enjoyed it so much I brewed a second cup and tossed in a splash of rum, all I can say is it could cause some problems for me at work!

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Tea, Earl Grey, Hot!

I will attempt to taste and comment on each and every blend offered from DAVIDsTEA and of course anything else that comes across my path.

I only drink tea brewed from loose leaf tea, and tend to sweeten my teas with a teaspoon of raw cane sugar per 8oz of tea and consider a cup either 12oz or 16oz depending on what mug I want to use.

I generally do not put milk in my tea’s; however sometimes I may make a ‘London Fog’ style drink or add milk to herbal infusions to add a bit more creaminess to it.

And I generally enjoy drink a nice hot tea while relaxing listening to some Led Zeppelin or Pink Floyd.

I am quite liberal with my Tea ratings, I take the smiley face to heart for judging. If I really like it then it will score a high grade regardless of the brand or if I can keep it in my cupboard or not. But to break it down further a bit more check this out:

0-10 – Wouldn’t drink it if I was dying.
10-20 – Are you sure this didn’t come out of a bag?
20-50 – There is hope for this tea…somewhere but not here
50-60 – Drinkable, but not stockable
60-70 – Ok, were onto something here!
70-80 – Wow you gotta try this
80+ I freaking love it, where can I buy it?


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